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What's New with Stem Cell Transplants?

Once reserved as a last resort when chemotherapy was no longer effective, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT) for blood cancers has improved remarkably over the past 30 years, and the field continues to evolve.  |  What's New with Stem Cell Transplants?
Advances in stem cell transplantation leads to a changing landscape in treating blood cancers, such as lymphoma, leukemia, and multiple myeloma. | @ltaLINK

Welcome to Our World, Linus Schmidt!

LINUS SCHMIDT, son of Torben Schmidt and Berte Christensen of Goettingen, Germany, was born on Oct 23. For those of you who don't know this family, Torben was my unrelated stem cell donor in August 2007 and we just became official e-mail pals about three months ago.

Writes Torben,  "Everything went well. After four days in hospital Birte and Linus were allowed to come home and now were enjoying our family life. Lots of our relatives (Linus grandparents and uncles) visited us. Its the first grandchild and nephew for each of them. So everybody is very excited. Linus is the sweetest and most beautiful baby in the world (of course). Only at night he is a bit difficult, but during the day he hardly cries. He always looks very happy and relaxed. And we are very happy, too." 

We celebrate the arrival of Torben to our special friends in Germany.  If you wish to know more about Goettingen, CLICK HERE.


@ltaSPIRIT: Discover The Synergy of Web Surfing

Like me, you may find great joy in new discoveries.  My web browsing has led to this find: SpiritClips is excellent for demonstrating values like integrity, persistence, patience, and doing the right thing. Discover how you can use this resource at their BLOG to demonstrate the benefit of encouragement and positive thinking in your business, non-profit, or spiritual organization.

You can read more about Rob Fried, the  genius creator of SpiritClips at My@ltaCITIES | PQ: The People Quotient.

Another special discovery that I hasten to share is found at MyJournal with the posting of links and information about, a trustworthy source of information for cancer patients.  My Google search on "cancer myths" produced this result.  I was led to a moment of curiosity about this topic because of an e-mail sent to me about the topic of oxygenation to prevent or cure cancer, aids, and swine flu.  CLICK HERE for the content of this search.

Meanwhile, please check out some of …

Cure Magazine: Fall 2009 - Cancer Tales

I thought my BLOG readers would be interested in this article from CURE Magazine. CANCER TALES, a survey of the top myths about cancer.

Cancer Tales
Based on a survey of 1,000 by the American Cancer Society, this sidebar defines certain cancer myths as fact or fiction. | @ltaLINK